I have always loved animals. Even when I was a little kid, I loved pretty much anything that crawled, swam, or flew. While other girls were playing tea parties with their dolls, I was out in the mud with my brothers looking for frogs.
Reptiles and amphibians have brought me quite a bit of joy in my life. But nothing compares to the greatest gift they could have given me: My husband. If it weren't for my affinity for slimy frogs and slithering snakes, I wouldn't have connected with the boy who would someday become my husband. Our fathers worked together, and we often saw each other at company picnics. We met when we were about ten-years-old, but it wasn't until the 8th grade that we started to click. That was when my husband discovered that I not only lacked a fear of snakes and frogs, but that I was quite fond of them. Though I did not have any real knowledge of herps at the time, the sheer fact that I liked them intrigued my future husband. And so we began to date. After five years of hunting salamanders and catching snakes together, we got married.
Which brings us to the present. I had heard about people starting "married blogs" to occupy their time and document their life as newlyweds. But there seemed to be very few blogs geared towards women who love reptiles and amphibians. In our culture, the typical idea of an interaction between a snake and a women seems to involve screaming. And reptiles generally seem to be thought of as a guy thing. But why? I have attended numerous reptile expos and worked for a commercial mouse breeding facility (that bred food for reptiles). I saw and met plenty of women who loved their scaly and slimy friends. So I thought, why not start a blog for us?
So if you love the feel of a snake's skin, if you get excited when you find a tree frog, and if you think a salamander's smile is adorable, then this is the blog for you.
I am currently working at a doggy day care. I am going to school to become a teacher.
My husband is an "internet director" at a Jeep Dealership in town. He loves herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians, or "herps").
Let me briefly introduce a few members of the family.
Dib is a plain ol' domestic short hair (or DSH for short). My mom found him under the bushes in front of her home with three littermates. We hand raised them. When I moved out of my parents house, I took Dib with me. He is one of the friendliest cats I have ever met!
Miss Leopard Gecko
Snakey the Corn Snake
Hypnotoad the Pacman Frog
Miss Tortoise the Russian Tortoise
Merlin the Corn Snake
Merlin the Corn Snake
So there is a little information about me and my husband. It isn't the most exciting life ever, but it is our life, and I enjoy every crazy second of it. Thanks for reading!